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Summary

A creative and versatile producer with experience in news, entertainment and sports; delivering Emmy Award winning content across multiple platforms. Providing advanced multi-camera live broadcasts to both Facebook and Youtube with real time social media engagement and advanced usage analytics. Shepherding show concepts from creation to full-season runs with inspirational leadership and savvy analysis in deadline driven, high pressure environments.

Work History

Senior Producer 

Disney Interactive
05/01/201610/01/2016

Senior digital content producer and driving force behind Disney Interactive's Youtube and Facebook Live team.

  • Created/wrote/produced digital shows with 10M + unique views
  • Planned and executed content strategy across Disney social networks
  • Conceptualized and developed branded content for corporate partners
  • Produced multi-cam red carpet live shows for Facebook and Youtube
  • Produced the introduction of Elena of Avalor Live from WDW
  • Integrated advanced encoding, real time on screen social media engagement and in depth post production analytics 

Supervising Producer

TMZ
20142015

Launched TMZ Sports TV on Reelz Network. Quarterbacked every aspect from content selection and line producing through editing and  show delivery,  staffing and budgeting.

  • Masterminded and produced sizzle reel leading to show acquisition by Fox Sports 1.

Senior Producer

Extra
20042014

Dynamic Lead Story Producer for nationally syndicated entertainment  news program.  

  • 2014 Daytime Emmy Award Winner 
  • Created sales reel for multi-million dollar negotiation that precipitated Extra's move from the Grove to Universal City.

Special Correspondent

Extra/extratv.com
20122014

Illuminating (sometimes) and entertaining (always) interviews with Hollywood's A-List. Covering red carpets, movie junkets, and sports.

  • Breaking news specialist doing daily reporting from Extra newsroom for show affiliates nationwide. 

Creative Director

Extra "Close to the Stars"
20062007

Created and launched specialized branding campaign featuring Extra TV talent alongside major Hollywood celebrities. 

  • Produced ad spots on a shoestring budget, drawing the attention of  and ensuing investment from Warner Bros to continue campaign.

Senior Producer

VH1' s "Rock and a Hard Place"
20032004

Parlayed  a Harvey Levin concept about celebrities being in trouble (sound familiar?) into a pilot/series for a half hour show.  

  • Turned a one show pilot into a 13 episode full season run on VH1.

Anchor/Host

The A Channel's Big Breakfast
20022003

Flavored a two hour morning show in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a little wit and a few smiles. And coffee. A lot of coffee. And long john's. It's cold. 

Reporter

KTVK
20002002

Cut my teeth as a cub reporter in a top 20 TV market for one of the most respected independent news stations in the country.  

Education

 B.A. Broadcast Journalism

Arizona State university 
19931997

Graduated from the Barrett Honors College. Lit the lamp as a two time Academic All American for ASU's Hockey Program. Go Devils.

Skills

FB Live/youtube live

It's not the same as TV. Not even close. This is the future. 

Writing

Everything stems from here. Read. Write. Express clearly.

Social media

Facebook is pay for play. Twitter skews male. Get on target.

Communication

No one on the team should ever say "No one told me." Ever.

Team Building/Management

Know your people. They all respond to different motivation.

Line Producing

Make sure your show is on time... or you don't have a show.

Budgeting

Again, if you aren't on budget... you don't have a show.

Branding/Sizzle/Sales reels

Everyone thinks finding the best material is easy. It isn't.

Avid/Final cut/Inews

Know the basics. It helps in crunch time. 

Reporting/Interviewing

It's not about you. It's about them. Tell their story.